Netflix knocks back Terra Nova: report
Internet streaming company Netflix will not pick up big-budget pre-historic drama Terra Nova after 20th Century Fox TV decided against producing a second series, according to Deadline.com.
Netflix and 20th Century Fox TV failed to come to terms after two weeks of negotiations although slender hopes remain that another production house or network will still pick up the series.
Many of Terra Nova’s major cast have already moved on to other projects, according to Deadline: Jason O’Mara co-stars in CBS pilot Ralph Lamb; Allison Miller in NBC comedy Go On; and Christine Adams in ABC pilot Americana.
A spokeswoman for Screen Queensland said the state agency had no further information.
The 13-part Terra Nova series, produced by Steven Spielberg, employed hundreds of Queenslanders although the production brokered employment terms below the usual standards expected of an international production.
The series received mixed reviews in the US but was more successful overseas, ultimately turning a profit for Fox.